foul trouble


: the state of having committed several fouls : the state of being close to fouling out
a basketball player in foul trouble

Examples of foul trouble in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another key is keeping Mensah, who had five blocks Friday, out of foul trouble. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Mar. 2023 The Suns have got to figure out a way to get him in foul trouble to force the hand of Nuggets coach Michael Malone. Arizona Republic, The Arizona Republic, 10 May 2023 Most championship teams play their stars for nearly the entire game at this point of the season, using reserves primarily to spell starters who get into foul trouble. Talya Minsberg, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2023 But that high-octane energy also got him in foul trouble. Conor Ryan,, 23 June 2023 Denver’s third-best player – Aaron Gordon – scored a game-high 27 points in Game 4 and their sixth man, Bruce Brown, scored 11 of its 21 in the fourth quarter as Jokic was plagued with foul trouble. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 11 June 2023 The Heat are struggling with foul trouble and picked up its eighth turnover in the game. Anthony Gharib, USA TODAY, 10 June 2023 Here’s an obvious one — Green’s foul trouble was a huge factor. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2023 That had Kyle Lowry continuing to play in reserve, with Lowry struggling with foul trouble, including his fifth with 8:36 to play. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 5 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Foul trouble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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